Hi, I'm Rick Carbaugh, Mr Swivel

A patient transfer specialist for many hospitals. Several caregivers came up with the nickname Mr Swivel; because, they loved the Swivel device.

I learned how to transfer patients the hard way caring for my wife who had progressive MS.  I had to learn how to transfer her with a bad back the dozens of times a day or transfer her to a nursing home.  At first, I struggled with the problem of performing these transfers.  I hurt myself and her quite often.  This pain finally made me come up with a solution. In the beginning, I purchased the cheap plastic pivot assist disc products you see available on the market today, but they just didn’t work. They broke very quickly, or just didn’t work at all.   I also couldn’t find any help on how to perform these transfers anywhere.

I had to come up with a solution. And come up with one quick!

My Mission is to Educate and Train Caregiver's in Safely Transferring Patients

So, I invented a simple patient transfer pivot swivel device designed to support a patient up to 500 lbs. Then my wife and I developed a core set of manual patient transfer techniques that we would end up using until her death.  I became so good at transferring, that I began to teach others to safely and easily transfer patients also. My industry experience in helping caregiver’s learn how to properly transfer patients without strain or injury, and learn how to have fun again at work being a caregiver today.

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Swivel Caregivers Patient Transfers Tools

With Mr Swivel, it is possible to manually transfer your loved one from their wheelchair, bed, chair or other area like the toilet or shower without hurting yourself or your patient.

Learn more about Caregiver Patient Transfers Toolkit
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Swivel No Lift Patient Transfers Training Solutions

The No Lift Transfers Training Solutions are designed to equip and train your caregiver staff with the skills to safely transfer and move patients.

Learn more about Swivel Patient Transfers Training

Get Started With The Swivel Caregiver Toolkit

Prepares Caregiver's for Performing Proper Patient Transfers

Includes the Swivel transfer disc, basic online membership with training videos, documentation and support for 1 year.

Get In Touch With Mr Swivel

You’ve got questions, and we have answers. Just send Mr Swivel a message and he will be in contact with you within 48 hrs.

  (713) 965-4048

  support@mrswivel.com

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Get Started With The Swivel Caregiver Toolkit

Prepares Caregiver's for Performing Proper Patient Transfers

Includes the Swivel transfer disc, basic online membership with training videos, documentation and support for 1 year.

Caregivers and Patients Love Mr Swivel

Mr Swivel is getting excellent reviews on our No Lift Training and Swivel Tools.

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Our nursing staff as well as our physical therapy department has found this training to be a very positive experience for us. Our staff has taken the time to come in on their days off to obtain the training. We
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We appreciate all of the hours of instruction for the Skills Enhancement program you developed for our facility. We have heard such positive comments on your professionalism and value the knowledge on lifting, turning and patient transfers that you brought
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We had Rick Carbaugh in to provide transfer training for our staff. Many were skeptical at first wondering what more could be taught on how to transfer a patient. Not only did they learn the proper techniques, the staff was
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